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Junior Powderpuff team celebrating their win in the football game.

Photo of the Day, May 18: Upperclassmen compete in Powderpuff football game

By Rohin Dahiya May 18, 2022

Over 50 students competed in the first-ever “Powderpuff” football competition at Radnor Elementary School this afternoon. Student organizers facilitated the friendly two-hand touch football game between...

The Whitman sailing team racing on the Anacostia River during practice.

Navigating friendly waters: students find unity on the Whitman sailing team

By Stephanie Solomon May 4, 2022

A slight breeze sweeps gently through the air as the Whitman sailing team walks down the barnacle-studded dock towards the Anacostia River. The athletes will start practice soon, but instead of school...

Tyler Herman is Whitman Dramas new director. Hermans experience in theater goes back to his childhood.

A new act for Whitman Drama: Tyler Herman commands the stage as director

By Samie Travis April 4, 2022

“Break a leg!” Tyler Herman whispered to his actors — except his thespians happened to be some of his favorite Legos and action figures, preparing to go on stage for opening night. Herman shuffled...

A Discussion on Foreign Films I The B&W Movie Podcast

By Alvar Wetzel and Alex Schupak April 1, 2022

News writer Alvar Wetzel is joined by senior staff member Alex Schupak to discuss in-depth a myriad of international films. Link here to listen.

For years, Whitman’s drumline — a tight-knit group of 12 student musicians — has generated enthusiasm at football games, basketball games and even the spring talent show.

A ‘cymbal’ of school spirit: Drumline keeps Whitman’s heart beating

By Samie Travis March 21, 2022

“Let’s break it down now!” Amid crowded stands, students in black and blue letterman jackets bang on their drums, with the roar of the student section as their backdrop. The lively energy in the...

“You learn something every day”: former teacher Robert Butler substitutes at Whitman, day after day 

“You learn something every day”: former teacher Robert Butler substitutes at Whitman, day after day 

By Simone Meyer March 4, 2022

When Robert Butler began teaching in the 1970s, he didn’t expect his venture into education to last. Butler had just graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in American diplomatic history....

As the climate crisis causes damage in the Whitman area, community members are finding ways to take action.

A crisis close to home: Whitman community members take action against local environmental damage

By Jamie Forman February 15, 2022

Sophomore Hannah Fox stepped onto her porch on a November morning, expecting to inhale crisp fall air. Instead, Fox felt blazing sunshine on her face — it was yet another 75-degree day in Bethesda. Fox...

Congressman Jamie Raskins recent book is no ordinary political memoir; its a tribute to his late son and to democracy.

In Jamie Raskin’s “Unthinkable,” a love letter to his son and to democracy

By Tara Davoodi January 29, 2022

In February of 2021, pundits estimated that former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial would end in a 53–47 vote, 14 senators shy of conviction. It was a number more promising than a...

Senior Alex Aronie (second to right) posing with fellow employees at the Spiral Path Farm stand at Bethesda Farmers Market.

Whitman students learn self-sufficiency through part-time jobs

By Kiara Pearce January 26, 2022

Senior Jaymie Beers takes a seat behind her produce stand at the Potomac Farmers Market, surrounded by a colorful array of pumpkins, apples, jams, honey and other seasonal products. It’s nearly 2:30...

The Best Movies of 2021 I The B&W Movie Podcast

By Alvar Wetzel and Alex Spencer January 23, 2022

Welcome to the B&W Movie Podcast! On its inaugural episode, host and B&W staff writer Alvar Wetzel is joined by Whitman senior Alex Spencer to discuss their favorite movies of 2021.

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